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This lovely 2,160 square foot, three bedroom, three bathroom coach home chalet features all the desirable vacation conveniences including high speed internet access and full Loft which provides an additional gathering place as well as a queen sleep sofa for additional flexibility. This residence is exactly an 8 minute drive to the drop off point at the Big Sky lifts and a 40 minute drive to West Yellowstone.
Michele and I purchased a second and third residence in Firelight Meadows which are laid out EXACTLY like this one but one is decorated in a colorful Cabin Chic style and the other in a Modern Western motif. Please see VRBO #582804 and VRBO #608472. These residences may be booked separately or together....they are 3 blocks apart in the same residential community as this residence. Both of these new residences were built in the last phase of development and they have a bit more oak trim, a rocked fireplace, and look up-mountain with afternoon sun; otherwise identical to this listing! Checkout all three calendars and bring some extended family or friends!
PLEASE NOTE--Spring 2015: The response to our residence has been wonderful and we are pleased to announce that this residence is currently being refurbished with new wood flooring throughout both floors of the residence. We are also adding new furnishings in the living room as well as a few more surprise accents around the fireplace and at other points on the main level similar to our VRBO 608472. Construction should be completed by early May, 2015. New VRBO pictures likely to be posted by the end of May.
Update Fall 2014: Michele and I replaced all window treatments in the residence and they look fantastic! Also there is a large new, Organic-focused grocery store in the meadow which opened in November of 2014. The name of the grocery is Roxy's! Enjoy.
UPDATE FALL 2013: New 50' Flat Panel HDTV. New Hot Tub! New Tile throughout the entire residence (entry, laundry, kitchen and all bathrooms). Completely re-painted. New theme oriented light fixtures throughout. New black kitchen appliances (fridge, dishwasher, range, microwave).
Upstairs, the large loft with pull-out couch provides a quiet place to read, relax, write, or simply gaze out the window to contemplate a beautiful up-mountain view. The Master Suite has a queen log bed, TV/DVD, enormous closet, and a private bath with double sinks. The upstairs guest bedroom has a queen log bed and a full/single log bunk bed, TV/DVD, spectacular down mountain views, and a private bath. The main floor bedroom has a queen log bed, library, spectacular down mountain view, and a private bath.
The main floor is comfortably laid out with a large kitchen/dining/living room alignment. The kitchen is fully stocked with all necessary cooking and serving utensils. The dining room can be made to seat 8 and there are four barstools which pull up to an elevated kitchen counter. The living room contains a beautiful, elevated slate fireplace, two great couches and the world’s most comfortable reading chair along with a third TV/DVD. The living room ends with sliding glass doors which open onto a concrete terrace with a private hot tub, gas grill, and spectacular down mountain views. The attached garage contains space for one automobile, ample wood for the fireplace, ski and board storage, and a worktable for tuning ski equipment. The inside of the Home was freshly painted in the summer of 2013.
Located in the Meadow Village of Big Sky, this home is close to everything. The base lodge at Big Sky Ski Resort is a brief 8 minute ride from your home. Newly constructed half pipe, jumps and many pre-fab structures make Big Sky a Mecca for snow boarders. During ski season a free shuttle bus runs prescheduled loops between one block from your home and the base facilities at Big Sky. Bars, restaurants, and grocery are just around the corner and a hiking trail to access the famous; Ousel Falls State Park is literally… just across the street. One of the World’s finest cross-country skiing facilities at Lone Mountain Ranch is two miles from your front door and in summer months, the Arnold Palmer designed Big Sky Golf Course is less than a mile away. The Gallatin, Madison, and Yellowstone rivers make Big Sky THE place to be for the fly-fishing enthusiast seeking world class, blue ribbon fishing. Believe it or not, fly-fishing is a “year-round” endeavor.
A little 2012 BIG SKY update: Well it finally happened; Big Sky now has a first-run, three screen movie theater in the Big Sky Meadow about one mile from our front door. Adult beverages and food may be brought into the theater. The Lone Mountain Brewery is now serving great, inexpensive 'bar/family' food. An awesome hand shuffleboard court is free and the Montana Lemonade (spiked with two shots of 44 North Mountain Huckleberry Vodka) is wonderful along with an assortment of craft beers manufactured on site.
A little 2013 BIG SKY update: Our entire family was in residence recently (9/2013). As we have done in the past, we took a couple of guides out on the Gallatin river to do some awesome, purist, upstream nymph fly-fishing. We had both great fun and great fishing success and it was as expensive as skiing for a day...or two. A few years ago I made a new friend of a local chef. This chef loves to baitfish the Gallatin but he is still a catch-and-release kind of guy. Proper bait-fishing requires no waders and no getting into a cold, slick, river. Massively fun for kids of all ages. Please see my daughter's HOG Brown Trout in the pictures section of the website! Ask Phil if you are interested in further information and we will attempt to hook you up with our new best friend. He also loves to crystal and artifact hunt along the Gallatin. Nice guy. Our boys also reported that there is a newly developed concrete skateboard park that is as awesome as any park one would find in a major metropolitan area. My oldest son manufactures skateboards and trust me....he knows his skateparks.
The Yellowstone National Park boundary is about 20 miles away and the town of West Yellowstone is about 40 miles south of the entrance to Big Sky. Summer or winter; Yellowstone is a huge hit with both children and adults! Hundreds of miles of unique hiking trails range throughout the entire area both inside and outside the park.
There is simply so much to do and see that it is impossible to cover it all here; however as an interesting update….you may have heard about swinging through the jungles of the South American Rain Forrest….well you can now swing above the skiers and hikers of Big Sky’s Lone Mountain! Two other organizations have also created complex challenge courses: tree stands, cargo nets, obstacles, zip lines etc....great family fun.
Michele and I are pleased to assist you with further information and introductions.
Keywords: Coach Home Chalet
There is a 7 inch concrete lip to navigate on the front stoop and then a threshold into our residence. With a full bathroom and bedroom on the first floor our residence becomes VERY wheelchair friendly but it cannot be listed as fully accessible as there are no rails in the baths, no railings on the stoop or the back deck so accidents are possible therefore our residence is NOT handicap approved....moreless
Magnificent Rural setting. Year round horseback riding. Take a horse and see what most visitors NEVER get to see, hear or feel. Become ONE with your rural setting! Ride in Porcupine National Forrest...moreless
The growing village of Big Sky is about 1/2 mile from our front door. Concerts, hockey, skating, food, beverages, shopping, bon fire in the winter, farmer's market in summer, NEW Movie Theater....moreless
There is NO AC except that provided by Mother Nature. at 7,500 ft above sea level AC is deemed not to be necessary. If you MUST have AC, this will not be your place to stay. Never had a complaint....moreless
Big Sky is THE best kept secret in the West. At Christmas or Spring Break there will be a short line at opening and then once people disperse there are virtually NEVER lines longer than 5 minutes....moreless
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Enjoy the Big Sky Zip Line on the mountain! Big Sky now offers a brand new 3 screen Movie Theater located in the Meadow. No more trips to Bozeman just to see a movie! You can eat in the theater and enjoy your favorite child OR adult beverage while watching the movie. Our new 48' Flat Screen HDTV has over 80 pre-recorded, family-friendly movies. Something for kids of all ages.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Michele and I live in Minnesota, we have three children, and we have vacationed in Big Sky for more than 15 years. Big Sky is like a great marriage: you will fall in lust with it at first sight, it will grow on you, you will have many adventures, occasional hardships like getting lost while hiking or getting a federal speeding ticket in Yellowstone Park, or hitting an elk with your vehicle, you will create memories and while Michele and I have LOVED going to Big Sky, we have always LOVED going home....until this last trip with the kids in September, 2013. It is inexplicable...but we absolutely did NOT want to come home for the very first time ever. Our hearts are hooked by Montana. God's creation is truly magnificent!
Why the Owner Chose Meadow Village:
This coach home chalet was a 'test' purchase to see if our family could really fall in love with the area: It passed the test! We've had such a great experience that several years ago we also bought 20 acres of raw land just south of Big Sky where we intend to build a second home. Minnesota is beautiful but Montana is awe inspiring....renewing. Normally, it takes an ocean to renew and revive us but we have discovered that if you can get into the backcountry by hiking, fishing in remote locations along the Gallatin, riding a horse or yes...even mountain biking into the Porcupine wilderness, you will be revived. Riding a horse to the fire lookout station on top of Cinnamon Mountain is.....beyond words. You will feel blessed to be in the midst of such wilderness, such grander. We are part of something soooo much bigger than ourselves and our own little world in flatland, flyover territory in Minnesota. Minnesota is wonderful and the boundary waters wilderness is something most folks should experience....Montana is a place everybody should visit at least once.
The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
We love the family-oriented environment. Big Sky is NOT Vail...it's a quiet Western town that just happens to be at the base of one of America's largest and most majestic mountains. Fishermen freak out over this country and skiers are elated because there are NO lift lines. We can't decide if we like it best in summer or winter. This country has sooooooooo very much to offer...and unlike Minnesota.....NO Mosquitoes! 2013 update: This is the owner's section and it's just Phil talking here....but I have made up my mind. While I LOVE to ski (both ways) and I enjoy an occasional romp on a fast snowmobile down in West Yellowstone....Summers in Big Sky have absolutely stolen my heart.
2014: All new appliances and new tile floors.
View to garage and front doors--Full laundry room around the corner
Wood Fireplace-Enjoy the sight, sounds, & smells. Best reading/sleeping chair!
World's most comfortable 'reading' chair!
View through the sliding doors to the deck & hot tub from inside the residence.
Summer sunshine looking down the mountain. Note the path which winds into town.
Master bedroom--The Fly Fishermen's Room
Summer or winter...hot tub hits the spot after skiing or hiking. New tub 9/2013
Ousel Falls State Park. Half mile from our front door. Spectacular all seasons
A sweet native Rainbow from the Gallatin. Another memory caught in Big Sky!
Frequent visitors to lick salt on the road at the Big Sky entrance.
Bring your camera!
View across the dining room table into the kitchen area.
View to the fireplace from the kitchen
Downstairs bedroom--The Bear Room. Spectacular view out the window.
Patio view to the left.
Patio view to the right, over the hot tub. Note: new hot tub 9/2013
Upstairs guest bedroom with full/single bunk and a seperate Queen
This is what's it's about: Smiles, Friendship, Family, Love, Rest, Joy, Peace
A Gallatin River, Brown Trout HOG! Caught & released: 9/2013 This is a monster!
Spectacular Cross Country skiing right out our back door!
Hiking in Big Sky Country. An alpine meadow, just the way it was created!
A lifetime memory awaits you and your family! The smiles are worth the trip!
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